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1 March 2014 Year 23, No. 1 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE year anniversary 22

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4 TRAVEL & INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE FEBRUARY 8th-14th, 2015 Panajachel, GuatemalaAdventure for the Entire Family This meeting is best of breeda wonderful educational experience in a beautiful place that also aords an opportunity to learn about the history, people and Mayan culture of Guatemalas highlands. Paul Auerbach, MD Program and registration online: MayanCME.com or write: drgilmobley@gmail.com or phone 1-417-848-6100 Internationally renowned faculty Diverse and fascinating curriculum World-class hotel and conference center Once-in-a-lifetime experiences An amazing week lled with inspirational people Special evening presentations for the entire family Abundant hiking, day trips and tours Explore volunteer opportunities25 Hours CME credit

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6 Want to donate to your favorite charity or NGO but dont have much to give? Buy a special lottery ticket in their name and 100% of the winnings go directly to the charity of your choice. THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM... Please contact one of our special representatives at 5521-1864 Right now in Guatemala, most of the organizations we have loved and supported for many years are suering from a lack of funds. Here is a chance to increase the amount of money you are able to donate to any of the local NGOs, food programs, church activities, orphanages, schools, hospitals, animal shelters, medical clinics, etc. is lottery is sponsored by the Pediatric Foundation of Guatemala. Proceeds from every purchased ticket go to support the children and programs of the foundation. Your ticket will be marked with the NGO or organization you wish to support. Any and all winnings will immediately be paid to them. is is an eort to support the great programs in Guatemala.

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8 Congratulations to Jos Arturo Sic on his photo titled Tradiciones Ancestrales Quetzaltenango. Prize: Q300 at La Pea de Sol Latino 1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, March. eme Traditions 2nd PLACE by judges voteMayan Ceremony Cobn, A.V. by Eli Orozco. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb Honorable Mention by judges voteBlack Salt Ro Hondo, Zacapa by David Currier. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Ro Dulce Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn31 44 83 88 89 90 94 94 95SECTIONS DateBook: March Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 96 98 104 10510 40 45 70 85 106 MISC. From the Publisher Vet Q & A MAP: La Antigua Bilingual Crossword MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the April 2014 issue March 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellAntigua over the years GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannExplore More and Go Deeper ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonThe Magic of Tactic FILMShannon McCulloughLa Camioneta AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardA Timeless Cuisine DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTby Linda ConardArtist Hugo Gonzlez Ayala FILMby Linda ConardPODER! FOODby Natalie RoseCurry Fever SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthFood of the Maya 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaIn the Blink of an Eye... THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum SIDE TRIPSBenjamin ReevesThe Giant Head of San Juan La Laguna SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaTime 12 16 18 20 21 32 36 56 64 72 76 82 107 A RTby Benjamin ReevesTHEFT! The Tragedy at El Calvario and the Paintings of Toms de Merlo 14Ronald Prez Jos Arturo Sic Eli Orozco David Currier Gabriela T. Jerez Alfredo Santos Lopez Yol Cover 6 6 6 103 103photo contest: Tradition in GuatemalaAll of the March entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents 18

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtGuatemalas English-language Magazine@REVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Mara Sols Systems: Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Sales Representatives: Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Maribel Sikay Rudy A. Girn SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: @gmail.com El Salvador Regional Manager: Lena Johannessen C ol. C entroamrica C alle San Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL D enni Marsh Tels: 5704-1029, 2478-1595Printed by: PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @40,000 readers monthly Rudy A. Girn Photography: Csar Tin Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.com Proofreader: Larry Alford from the publishersON THE COVER1st Place by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest, March Quemando al torito by Ronald Prez ohn & erry ovick iskovichThis month Revue marks its 22nd year of publication. Revues longevity and growth comes with great appreciation to its advertisers, readers and a hardworking sta. As well, we oer a big round of applause to a wonderful group of talented writers whose work graces Revue pages month after month, year after year. In this edition Benjamin Reeves reveals the story of e Tragedy at El Calvario and the Paintings of Toms de Merlo, and Elizabeth Bell takes us back to Antigua Over the Years. Tara Tiedemann beckons Guatemalan travelers to Explore More and Go Deeper, and or Janson tells of the Magic of Tactic. Benjamin Reeves also oers e Giant Head of San Juan La Laguna. Two documentaries are highlighted: Shannon McCullough writes a thoughtful overview of La Camioneta, and Linda Conard gives us the background on Poder! Its Guatemalan premier is scheduled for March 28 in Concepcin Chiquirichapa, however readers can view it online beforehand on March 13. Amalia Moreno-Damgaard gives us a perspective of Guatemalan fare in A Timeless Cuisine, and Natalie Rose oers an inside glimpse of the Antiguas Curry Club in Curry Fever. Going back in time Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth makes a case for returning to an ancient diet in Food of the Maya. e subject of time is covered in two articles, Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa contemplate it In the Blink of an Eye and Ken Veronda, Sensuous Guatemala, explains how we can tell Time by using our ve senses. Cultural events and activities ll Datebook; the highlight is covered by Linda Conard who features the work of Guatemalan artist Hugo Gonzlez Ayala. For U.S. citizens living in Guatemala, Stateside taxes are soon coming due, read more about it in e Tax Corner! ank you for reading the Revue, we hope you enjoy this edition.

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14 Since 1992, much eort has been dedicated to preserving Antigua with an eye toward nding a balance between preservation and economic development. It is sometimes dicult to remember how abandoned the city truly was. After the 1773 earthquake, most residents did not want to move to muddy empty lots in Guatemala City during the rainy season. It took a royal decree prohibiting business and religious processions to force the move; afterward only a few residents remained in what was then called La Antigua Guatemala. Balconies, doors, furniture and art were taken and the city remained somewhat dormant for decades. While coee cultivation was introduced in the valley in ...cont. page 38 by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight Before (1971) and after (1973) photos of 5a avenida, La Antigua showing how prevalent the business signs were

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14 The white walls of El Calvario church in La Antigua are almost bare; virtually their only ornamentation is the skeletons of picture frames, appropriate, perhaps for the biblical Calvary but now only a stark reminder of the churchs former artistic glory. Unknown hoodlums absconded from El Calvario with six paintings by the 18th century colonial artist Toms de Merlo on Feb. 7. e art thieves arrived at the church late on a Friday as the sunlight was beginning to wane. Two of them tied up the churchs groundskeeper, Feliciano Chavez. ey then entered the church and, using ladders, cut the paintings from their frames one by one. ere are two main problems in Guatemala with our cultural history. First, its very valuable and its very vast, Miguel F. Torres, academic fellow of the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History, said. Second, e colonial art was dedicated for the churchit was done for the churchand for that reason it is kept in the church, where security precautions, and the necessary resources for them, are often lacking. While the stolen de Merlo paintings are conservatively valued at around $300,000 each, Torres, an expert who organized the restoration of the paintings, said this number is ridiculous and could be much higher because the paintings are also a part of our history. e six paintings are part of a cycle depicting the Passion of the Christ. El Tesoro de El Calvario, a book on the art history of El Calvario edited by Torres, describes the eect the paintings would have had when they were new: After having made the pious journey along the Street of the Steps, meditating on each of the Stations of the Cross, residents of 18th THEFT! ART by Benjamin Reevese tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Toms de Merlo Empty frames remain on the church walls outlining the theft of six precious paintings

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15century Santiago [de los Caballeros] de Guatemala, now La Antigua Guatemala, would be able to cross the threshold of the El Calvario chapel, where they were greeted by a pictorial series charged with expressive force and dynamism that, besides complementing and conrming the mental images arising from their profoundly religious spirit along the way, elevated their piety to a point where it was possible to enter into intimate contact with the supernatural. Even now, at least before their theft, de Merlos paintings made it clear that entering El Calvario represented the beginning of a spiritual moment. e paintings were also a highly visual, visceral tie between modern Guatemala and a distant colonial history. De Merlo, the son of a painter, was born in 1694 near Santiago de Guatemala and became famous for his portraits and his religious art. e most prominent example of his portraiture is a seated depiction of Pope Benedict XIII from approximately 1724. De Merlos most important religious art is arguably the cycle from El Calvario. e cycle in El Calvario was commissioned to replace a series of paintings of the Passion by Antonio de Montfar y Vivar Quinez, which were destroyed by the San Miguel earthquakes in 1717. e commission for the paintings made the goal of the series clear: Seor Doctor Don Joseph Suncin de Herrera led by aection and devotion for what has been and is the Passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with Christian zeal, determined that in the church of the Sacred Calvary should be placed a painted history so that the faithful may possess a representation that is not only as alive as before but might also move the ame of the re of divine love in their hearts and that it should incite a greater devotion than pious contemplation would bring about before the paintings were lost. Not surprisingly, de Merlo occupies a special place within the world of Guatemalan art history. Art historian Guillermo Monsanto told Prensa Libre that the thieves stole the heart of Baroque Guatemala. Oscar Mora, general director of cultural and natural patrimony at the Guatemalan Ministry of Culture and Sports, said the theft not only damaged the cultural patrimony, but also broke the inheritance. UNESCO likewise repudiated the crime. Interpol has been alerted, as have major art auction houses and collectors worldwide. Anyone with information about the paintings should call the authorities at 2239-2100. One of the paintings that was stolen: La oracin en el Huerto by Toms de Merlo, 1737 ( )

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16 Welcome back to my nal ve recommendations for deep travel adventures. Take advantage of the dry season and sunny skies to get out and explore. e reward for seeing and experiencing incredible locations that most will miss will be worth it! Las Guacamayas Biological Station is is an unforgettable trip deep into the jungles of the Petn, along the San Pedro River, in the biodiverse Laguna del Tigre National Park. A bird-watchers dream, this Guatemalan treasure is home to howler and spider monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles, jaguars and more. e Spanish word guacamaya means scarlet macaw, and this park holds the largest count in Guatemala. Given the parks remote location, a private tour with a guide is highly recommended, as youll be traveling in a 4x4, boat and on foot to reach the biological station in the heart of the jungle. In addition to learning about the stations important work, you can trek through the jungle to a viewpoint where you might spy the rare scarlet macaw in its natural habitat. Seeing a ock of these magnicent birds soaring through the sky will remain in your memory for years. Nebaj, Quiche In the Ixil region of Quiche, high in the Cuchumatn Mountains at 2,000 meters, is the indigenous town of Nebaj. is town is known for its talented weavers, evidenced by the beautiful huipiles (blouses) the local women proudly wear. Much time can be spent at the local artisan market. Not only are the weavings beautiful; in addition by Tara Tiedemann ..Great Destinations Explore More and Go Deeper Part 2 photos by Julia Harriman

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17 the surrounding mountain majesty makes it a hikers paradise. e Guias Ixiles (www.nebaj.com) oer some excellent hiking tours throughout the trail system. Shorter options include a half-day walk to the waterfalls and a tour of the sacred sites where the local Maya still practice their religious traditions. For the most hardy, those who really want to get o the beaten path, take the three-day guided hike from Nebaj to Todos Santos Cuchumatn. is 3555 kilometer trek is mostly through the mountains and highland plains at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. Getting there can be up to an 18hour hike. e scenery, overnight stays with local families and stories from the guide will make it a memorable experience. Laguna Lachu National Park, Alta Verapaz is beautiful national park, highlighted by a turquoise and emerald lagoon surrounded by lush jungle, is just two hours from Cobn. It is easy to set up a guided tour with a local agency, such as Cobn Travels, or explore on your own. If you take the bus from Cobn, just tell the ayudante (helper) to let you o at the park entrance. If you dont arrange a private tour, remember to pack everything you would need for one or two nights camping. From the road, its a 4-kilometer hike to the eco-lodge perched at the edge of this spectacular lagoon. For a nominal fee, you can stay in one of the bunks with a mosquito net or camp nearby if you bring your tent. Due to the remote location, youll have a chance to see a range of wildlife, including parrots, toucans, and howler monkeys. ere is a dock at the lake but swim at your own risk crocodiles are common. is is one of those few places where you can really relax and get away from it all. Cuevas de Candelaria, Alta Verapaz While youre in the area, using Cobn as a starting point, be sure to continue the adventure at Cuevas de Candelaria National Park, located between Chisec and Raxruh on Km. 309. You can take a bus directly from Cobn (approximately 2.5 hours) or drive to the site, with convenient parking right o the highway. is rarely visited national gem oers one of the largest and most impressive cave systems in all of Latin America. An ecological hotspot, it is also a sacred ceremony site of the local Qeqchi Maya. Guides can set you up on a scenic oat through the caves using an inner tube and headlamp. You can also explore the formations on foot. e best place for lodging is in nearby Chisec, especially the beloved dinosaur hotel, which boasts a dinosaur statue out front. Relax in the pool and enjoy air-conditioned rooms. Tours can be arranged locally at Puerta al Mundo Maya (www. puertaalmundomaya. com.gt), a member of the local communitybased tourism organization Viviente Verapaz (www. vivienteverapaz.com). Las Conchas, Chahal, Alta Verapaz If youre looking for a diverse jungle, river and cave experience, this is the trip for you. e Salazar family has opened a beautiful eco-hotel and farm called El Oasis Chiyu. Overlooking the Chiyu River, this lovely hotel features four private rooms and a dormitory and serves yummy vegetarian meals with ingredients grown at the farm. e hotel can also arrange your guided tours. Enjoy swimming and, depending on the water level, of course, maybe leap o the 10-me ter Las Conchas waterfall. While exploring the surrounding jungle, visit the Setzol Caves, a huge com plex of impressive formations and natural windows looking out over the enormous ceiling and river be low. To turn it up a few notches, try overnight cave and jungle trekking. Youll hit all the highlights of the Petn jungle with the unique expe rience of sleeping in the cave.

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18 I had driven past the entrance to the village of Tactic countless times on my way back and forth between Guatemala City and Cobn, the provincial capital of Alta Verapaz, but I never took the time to explore this center of Pocomch-Mayan culture. en one day something drew me into the village and I soon discovered just beyond the well-beaten path that magic was waiting and, leaving Latin America behind, I entered a parallel world, one where millennial indigenous traditions still thrive. Today ancient Mayan rituals and practices have blended with Catholicism to create a unique hybrid where shamanistic rituals exist side by side with Christian iconography and worship. Crops are still planted in accordance with the Mayan calendar and native spiritual guides and priests oversee all aspects of the social-economic order. For centuries Catholic authorities deemed it auspicious to maintain a hands-o strategy in order to incorporate the inherently spiritually-minded population into its structure. Nearly every day shamanic ceremonies are performed by Maya spiritual guides and shamans in front of the church that sits on a blu overlooking the town of Tactic. Guatemala is one of a handful of countries in the Americas where the indigenous people constitute a majority of the population. e municipality of Tactic, with an extension of 85 square kilometers, is home to around 400,000 souls, 87 percent of whom are Pocomch; the rest are mestizos and people of European ancestry. Most of the Pocomch are dedicated to subsistence agriculture, farming the ree Sacred Sisters: corn, beans and squash, along with a variety of fruits and vegetables. e Pocomch also grow excellent broccoli, cabbage, beets, cauliower, sweet peas and potatoes, which are later shipped out and sold in the markets of Guatemala City. In recent times, numerous cattle ranches and dairy farms have been established by newcomers, and it can be said without exaggeration that the region produces some of the best cheese in all of Guatemala, which can be purchased at many locations around town. Before the arrival of the European colonists the town of Tactic did not exist, but the area was an important text/photos by Capt. or Janson / rf./fRoads to Adventure e origin of the word Tactic is not known with exactitude but the widely held belief is that it means Land of the White Peach.

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19ceremonial center. Archaeologists have uncovered many monuments and ceremonial altars at sites like Chichn, Guaxpac, Patal, Pansalch and Chi-Ixim (Chixim) scattered around Chiabaatz, the Valley of the Monkeys. e valley itself is nestled between the Sierra de Cham and the Sierra Xucaneb, which reaches an elevation of 2,550 meters and is where we nd the headwaters of the mighty Cahabn River at a site called Patal. e valley was the seat of power of the Pocomch and a commercial center where trade was conducted in such valuable items as jade from the Motagua region, copal incense and the famously delicious chili peppers. We can be quite sure that it was the Pocomch and other Verapaz Highlanders who sold the exquisite and resplendent quetzal feathers to traders who represented the aristocracies of the northern city-states. In the mid-1500s Dominican friars arrived to bring the word of the Christian Lord to the yet unconquered province of Tezulutn. According to church records, on July 2, 1545, the rst Pocomes were baptized and the Parish (Parroquia) of Tactic was established. e origin of the word Tactic is not known with exactitude but the widely held belief is that it means Land of the White Peach, and indeed the region produces delicious peaches. ings to do here include simply hanging out with the residents and marveling at the beauty of the exquisite hand-woven apparel, some of the nest in all Guatemala. e local cuisine is a treat to beholdespecially the regional specialty tayuyus thick corn tortillas avored with delicious big piloy beans, ground squash seeds and spicy chili, served with a dollop of tomato-herb sauce. If you are looking for an extraordinarily delicious lunch, I recommend a visit to the La Colina Ecological Farm (located adjacent to the town). e farm raises rainbow trout of superb quality and a gourmet meal, direct from pond to plate, can be arranged either al vapor, sauted with garlic or bacha style. It would be wise to call the owner, seor Calos Cceres, beforehand so he can prepare a meal for your party: 5993-6783. You can also visit the spring-fed bathing pools at Chamchthey are lled with crystal clear water gushing icy and brisk from ...continued page 102 : 1. Selling peaches at the central park of Tactic. 2. Girl celebrating at the annual saint fair 3. Moveable marimba on parade

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20 Anyone living in or visiting Guatemala knows that the majority of camionetas are converted U.S. school buses. While traveling through Guatemala as part of his Latin American studies, lmmaker Mark Kendall became intrigued with the transformation process after having a conversation with a camioneta driver. It was in that moment he became inspired to share the story of the camioneta. He persuaded his professor to let him make a documentary as his thesis to complete his degree in Latin American studies. La Camioneta is an emotional documentary that follows the driver of a school bus from an auction in the United States to the streets of Guatemala, where he now provides public transportation. Surprisingly, as we learn in the opening of the lm at a bus auction just outside of Nashville, the buses are not nearly as old as one would imagine. Typically they are 8-10 years old or the speedometer has reached 150,000 miles. Is this a sign of U.S. prosperity and wastefulness? However wasteful the practice, the buses bring a small form of prosperity to many families here in Guatemala. e young man who purchased the bus that is featured in the documentary has dreamed of having his own bus since age 13. Most of the buses from the auction (selling for a mere $2,000 or less) then nd their way to Central America or Africa. Kendalls documentary follows the journey of one man who every 15 days drives a newly purchased bus from the auction in the U.S. through the dangers of Mexico to Guatemala. Once the bus arrives it is repaired, repainted and transformed into a brightly-colored camioneta. After its successful commercial run in more than 40 U.S. cities, this critically acclaimed and awardwinning documentary has, at last, found its way home. It is here in Guatemala that the lm will be truly understood and praised for the humanity it shares in nearly every frame of the lm. It is a lm that belongs to the Guatemalan people, as it is their story. e story lives in the heart of every family who drives, refurbishes, travels and experiences camionetas on a daily basis. ...continued page 34THE JOURNEY OF ONE AMERIC AN SCHOOL BUS FILM by Shannon McCullough LA CAMIONETA

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21 Located in the heart of Mesoamerica, Guatemala is the cradle of the Mayan civilization and as such it was an important agricultural and cultural hub. Many key species of crops emerged, including corn, to matoes, chilis, squash, beans, potatoes and chocolate. Guatemala has specic styles of cuisine, each with its characteristic group of cooking ingredients. ese in clude indigenous, traditional/home cooking and Gari funa, along with a vibrant street food scene. Guatemalan indigenous cuisine incorporated the food of the ancient Mayas prepared according to rustic tech niques, most often over an open re. With the arrival of the Spanish and new ingredients, prepared meals transformed into what is known today as traditional/home-style cooking with both Spanish and Mayan inuences. With the inux of the Garifuna (Af ro-Caribs), Guatemalas Caribbean region heralded yet another twist to Guatemalan cuisine. Street food (fast food) eventually emerged in response to the countrys economic challenges. Guatemalan cuisine groups remained relatively stable until a world-wide food re naissance was triggered by the foodie rev olution. In the past 10-15 years culinary schools began to ourish, innovative chefs and food channels came to the forefront. In a competitive eort to stand out, pro fessional chefs started to refresh the cui sine, and reinvention began to take place. To appeal to the taste of the elite, native and foreign cooks began fusing local fare with the cuisines of other countries. is new food dynamic continues to inuence Guatemalan cooking. With the renewed interest in all things to eat and drink, a wide array of businesses expanded and ourished. e rst local winery and an interest in wine tasting emerged. Distilleries and breweries adapted to changing tastes. Coee growers are abundant countrywide; artisan and commercial chocolate production continues to grow; and new formal and informal cooking schools have surfaced. Gourmet food and specialty stores that cater to a variety of tastes have emerged, local TV cooking shows and cultural programs have become popular, and the list goes on. Recent trends indicate that the food craze will contin ue to mutate cuisine into many forms, and will be stimu lated by new internal and external interest in Guatema lan food, luxury cruise ships visiting, and the govern ments tourism marketing campaign. Despite this, there continues to be a need to elevate the culinary scene to even higher standards. New opportunities for food com panies will emerge in local and international markets as Latin American cuisine positions itself as the new group of hot cuisines in the world. As Latin America grows in importance in the U.S. and the world, cooking will be at the forefront for culinar ians, and Latin editorial and publishing houses will see an increase in food-re lated literature and published cook books, which historically have been few in comparison to other food vibrant regions. ese changes could serve to entice even more home cooks to better appreciate, embrace and cultivate the cuisine of their homeland. e cultural richness brought on by these changes is a wheel that will contin ue to turn for many generations to come. In Guatemala let us accept change, but let us not forget our roots! Happy 22nd anniversary Revue! Here is a recipe (page 54) worthy of cel ebrationeasy, healthy and delicious! Buen Provecho!A Timeless Cuisine text n photo by chef and author Amalia Moreno-DamgaardAmalias Kitchen

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22 datebook You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUE.gtMARCH 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 4 Tues. CARNIVAL: Celebrations, parties and costumes! La Antigua and countrywide6 Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CONFER ENCIA: El reino Kaanal y La Corona: la geopoltica maya en el periodo clsi co. Conferencista: Marcello Canuto. Ms informacin historia-ufm@ufm.edu tel: 2338-7959. Q.30/Estudiantes y guas de turismo Q.15. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle ori ente, #16, La Antigua8 Sat., 3-6pm EVENT: Internation al Womens Day Party & Recycled Apron Fashion Show featuring designs by Lisa Simms; recycled paper jewelry by ADISA handicapped vocational center; live music by Naik Madera. Food & bever ages available. Free. Posada de Santiagos lakeside palapa, Santiago Atitln 4 Tues., 5:30 TALK: As we celebrate 10 years of building better lives we in vite you to come and learn about Constru Casa. With dedication and the support of many, the dream of founder Caroline Van Heerde has ourished: Constru Casa has built over 630 houses and 71 community projects in Guatemala for families and communities living in extreme poverty. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 78321919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua5 Wed. ASH WEDNESDAY: Begins Lent, with the holy vigils and proces sions, La Antigua & countrywide2 Sun., 9am-4pm ANNUAL PICNIC AT FINCA EL ZAPOTE: A day with fam ily and friends, bring your picnic basket and bathing suit. Located on the slopes of Volcn de Fuego, beautiful tropical gardens, a spring that feeds a natural swimming pool and four lakes, as well as an abundance of ora and fauna that make Finca El Zapote a spectacular place to visit. Activities include birdwatch ing, swimming, shing and picnicking and other diversions. Adults, Q150; kids (two to 12), Q65. For more info., map, etc., please call 2361-8081. Organized by Museo Ixchel. Finca El Zapote See article, Revue Feb. 2014, www.revue.gt8 Sat., 10am ART: Inauguration cocktail, Tinta-Papel by Juan Isaac Escobar. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City 8 Sat., 10am ART: Inauguration cocktail, collective work Artista y Punto El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemal a City 2 Sun., 5pm Music: Celebrating the Month of France, Annick Cisaruk in terprets the songs of the famous French singer Lo Ferr, accompanied by David Venitucci on the accordian. Free. Atrium of the Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua5 Wed., 7pm ART: Latest works by Alba Escaln. Info: www.alianzafran cesa.org.gt Facebook: Alianza Francesa Guatemala. Alianza Francesa (tel: 22075757), 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Guatemala City7 Fri., 8pm MUSIC: Within the Jazz Festival, a concert by David Venitucci and Annick Cizaruk. More info. www.alian zafrancesa.org.gt / Facebook: Alianza Fran cesa Guatemala. Q50. Teatro Dick Smith IGA, Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City7 Fri., 6:30pm EVENT: 5a Noche de los Chefs, Degustantigua An nual Fundraising gala dinner this year benetting the T.E.S.S. Unlimited Foundation (www. tessunlimited. nl) Tickets, www. degustantigua.com & info@degustanti gua.com or tel: 5944-9514. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua

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23 D AT EBOOK 12 Wed., 6pm Presentation: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presen tation through vintage and contempo rary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet edu cational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Autographed books avail able. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua13 Thurs. thru Sun. 16 YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT: With Rae Ishee. More info., write to raeishee@ yahoo.com Villa Sumaya, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitln 11 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Teji dos Cotzal is a group of 42 Maya women from San Juan Cotzal, Quich, who are all passionate weavers. Cotzal was hit hard by the civil war in Guate mala which left so many families without fathers, brothers or husbands. The wom en had to take the initiative and unite to guarantee the survival of their families. They support each other and do their best to send their children to school, paid for by the sale of their weavings. In this presentation they will share how the cooperative works, the eco-tours, and show you the special weaving tech niques of their beautiful products. Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua8 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia. Mesn Panza Verde proudly presents a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested do nation, Q150. Info. & reservations, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 15 Sat., 8pm MUSIC: Mercedes Escobar on the guitar featuring blues, jazz and swing. Suggested dona tion Q100. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 79558282), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 12 Wed., 5pm ART: Still Mo ments, paintings and works on paper by Jenifer Kobylarz. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7955-8282), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 15 Sat., 10:55am OPERA FOR ALL: Werther featuring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca. Live in HDQ130/Q105 students with carnet. IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z.4, Guate mala City13 Thurs. thru Sat. 15 (Span ish) MOVIE FESTIVAL: Festival Internacional de Cine FIC Puebla en Quetzaltenango with more than 20 in ternational lm screenings. Free. For info. & volunteering, cpguatemala@gmail. com www.cp.mx Venues: Universidad Mesoamericana, Caf Red and Casa Noj, Quetzaltenango 8 Sat., 11am U.S. V OTER R EGISTRA TION : Members of Democrats Abroad Guatemala will be available to help you register for the 2014 mid-term elections. 11am to 2pm, Conexion, 4a calle oriente, comercial La Fuente #14, La Antigua. Con tact John Chudy at mayadems@yahoo. com with questions. La Antigua Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the APRIL 2014 edition by March 10

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24 D AT EBOOK 19 Wed., 2pm TOUR: Open Windows Learning Center, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and community de velopment foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE! www.openwindowsfoun dation.com, La Antigua See related ar ticle, May 2013, www.revue.gt22 Sat., 10:30am-midnight FESTIVAL ATITLN 2014: Dona tion Q125 per person/children under 10 years, free. Prots benet Asociacin de Padres y Amigos de personas con discapacidad de Santiago Atitln. More info., visit www.festivalatitlan.com or call 7721-7328. Santiago Atitln, Lake Atitln22 Sat., 7pm FUNDRAISING EVENT: Education for the Chil dren Foundation (Escuela Proyecto La Esperanza) Spring Fundraiser This is a wonderful opportunity to party and have some fun outdoors! Education is a huge part of breaking the cycle of pov erty, but at the same time, a hungry child learns nothing. Help us raise the money needed to feed the kids! Tickets Q150, available at the door or online at www. facebook.com/Educationforthechildren foundation/events Azotea Coee Farm, Jocotenango18 Tues., 5:30pm ARCAS: Res cuing Guatemalan Wildlife. The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Associ ation (ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Petn, it manages one of the largest and most successful wildlife rescue centers in the world, re ceiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority conscated from wildlife trackers. Presentation includes wild (non-releasable) animals. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua17 Mon. through Sat. 22nd Animated Films within Celebrat ing the Month of France. Showings at 7pm Q10 students Q5. Casa del Ro. Also, Sat. 22nd Closing the week of events, free: 5pm Storytelling with making orgami ; 7pm Concert: Maf the Francophone French Alliance of An tigua, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua15 Sat. thru April 14 ART: Grandes ideas y pequeos for matos with work by Hugo Gonzlez Aya la. This new collection captures the beau ty of rural landscapes, patchworks of cul tivated elds, colorful village homes and birds-eye views of the picturesque towns of the Guatemalan highlands. These enormous scenes are captured in small format paintings in oil. More than 20 new pieces will be on display. La Antigua Galera de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua See related ar ticle on page 32. 22 Sat., 8pm MUSIC: Piano with Diego Noack. Suggested dona tion Q100. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 25 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson who is a retired U.S. Foreign Service ocer, a former U.S. Consul Gen eral in Guatemala and served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-prot dedicated to repro ductive health and family planning in Guatemala. Sue is the recipient of numer ous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua29 Sat., 8pm MUSIC: TANGO! A lecture on the history of the tango and a demonstration. Q100. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. Edwin Denby Were fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. Japanese Proverb There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. Vicki Baum

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25 DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SA T 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunda y 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala Cit y T els: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896 www .popolvuh.ufm.edu 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua centrodeartepopular@gmail.com www.centrodeartepopular.comPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Friday 10:30am 7:30pm Sunday 9:30am 6:30pm Come and participate in our Chocolate workshops: 11am, 1:30pm y 4pm. Q180 per person.Everything about Cacao & Chocolate4a calle oriente #14, Antigua Tel: 7832-4520 Since 1992www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $25 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaOces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (Central Park)Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053

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26 DATEBOOK Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de abril 2014 con el tema VOLCANES DE GUATEMALA. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gt Habrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en Mesn Panza Verde Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de Marzo de 2014 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for April 2014 with the theme VOLCANOES OF GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at Mesn Panza Verde More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of March will be eligible.

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live music Mondays, 8-10pm Nelson Lunding. Q35 cover Wednesdays, 8-10pm Jazz Duo with Lisandro de Leon and Felix Torres. Q35 cover Thursdays, 8-10pm Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 5-6:30pm Panza Verde Presents a variety of musical adventures every Saturday Afternoon at 5 pm. Join us for a wonderfully eclectic selection of Internatinional and Guatemalan musical talent, each performing in their own style.. (A contribution for the musician is encouraged) Saturdays, 8-10pm Guest artist. Q35 cover March 15, Sat., 8pm Mercedes Escobar on the guitar featring blues, jazz and swing. Suggested donation Q100 March 22, Sat., 8pm Piano with Diego Noack. Suggested donation Q100La Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua -Q35 coverLa Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Mondays Charlie and his romantic guitar Tuesdays David; jazz and pop music Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Grupo Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Sunday afternoons Special guests play live musicFridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays.

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29 live music Mondays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! Tuesdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classices Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classices Fridays Bonre Night! Dierent guest artists and drink specials from 8pm Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays 8pm Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carr. Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: A variety of live music... call for scheduleRestaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La AntiguaMondays & Tuesdays Msica Bolera (7-9pm) Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, Brazil/North Ameri can, sofa rock and boleros with Trujillo, Ren, Gilberto and Bryan. Fridays & Saturdays Tropical salsa by Grupo CaribeLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7pm-10pm: Live music OCELOTTel: 5658-9028 4a avenida norte #3, La AntiguaWednesdays 9pm: Jessy Wadeson & Bobby Darling rock Thursdays 9pm: Mercedes Escobar plays folk/ blues/rock

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30 DATEBOOKPLAN AHEAD Sundays, 11am (Spanish) TEATRO: El rbol con un interesante mensaje ecolgico. Q50. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy delicious Indian food. Visit www. cernikovsky.com/curry.htm. A membersonly club, limited memberships avail able. La AntiguaThurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciudad Vieja, youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Gua temala. Q200/Q100 students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. An tigua_oce@ninosdeguatemala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/Ciudad ViejaThursdays, 5-6pm DOCUMENTARY: Wings presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Repro ductive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Wednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La AntiguaMon. 4:30pm; Tues. 3pm; Wed., 3pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Aso ciacin Guatemalteca de Bridge. Info., Eva: 7832-4327 or Denni: 2478-1595. Vista Hermosa, z. 15, Guatemala CityMondays, 10am & Thursdays at 2:30pm : Common Hope oers a free two-hour village tour to learn about its education, health care and housing programs. Meet at the fountain, central park; also private tours avail., tel: 79226600. Visit www.commonhope.org. La AntiguaThrough Wed., 12th Vistas de Guatemala by artist John Maxon. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Daily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaSaturdays through the 29th, 7pm PUPPET SHOW: Every Saturday a dierent outdoor show by Asociacin de Tteres Chmbala Cachmbala. Avenida los rboles, Panajachel, SololMondays, 7:30pm: Reillys en la es quina hosts Pub Quiz every Mon day at 7:30 p.m., and each week the pro ceeds go to benet a local NGO. There is a Q20 fee for each team. Come, drink some beers, show o your bar-trivia muscles and help out some great, local non-prots. La Antigua Need help? See us at Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La AntiguaU.S. Citizen in Guatemala? Make your voice heard!You must le a new Federal Post Card Application this year to vote from overseas in the 2014 mid-term elections. Get yours at http://www.votefromabroad.orgContact John Chudy at mayadems@yahoo.com with questions. March 8th, 11am to 2pm April 26th, 11am to 2pm May 10th, 11am to 2pm

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31 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmkm 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El SalvadorTelephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pmCalle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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32 As you approach the landscapes of Hugo Gonzlez Ayala, you may feel enveloped by the streets of La Antigua Guatemala or the Highland countryside, but it is more of a gentle embrace than entrapment. Hard lines in street scenes curve inward yet remain in perfect perspective, so the viewer almost feels more balanced within the painting than in straight-edged reality. Many of Ayalas oil paintings have an innate sense of motion, rolling like Guatemalas mountainsides or time-worn city streets. Some of his work lifts us up for a rare view from above Antiguas colonial streets or through rolling farmland. When I was young, I would dream I was ying, says Ayala. Now sometimes as Im painting, I imagine that Im still ying, viewing the landscape from that perspective as I y and at times there are places in the pueblos, with their old, curving roads, where you feel like youre ying. Ayalas work radiates with color, from sundrenched cornelds in the countryside to the faded hues of a country pueblo, to the broad spectrum of Antiguas cobblestone streets. Im very attracted to color. Painting is color. Colors are what one feels, says Ayala. A few years ago, my paintings were darker, with fewer colors, but I am using more color now. ere are rules of color, but sometimes I just paint only what I feel. Sometimes I use the colors exactly as they come from the paint tube, because they feel good. Within the past several years, Ayalas work moved toward a focus on night scenes. It seems that in the night, theres no colorall is black. But thats not true. eres always color, everywhere, he explains. is year he has returned to a mix of both day and night imagery. Unlike previous shows, the March 2014 exhibit, Grandes Ideas y Pequeos Formatos, will feature a number of smaller paintings, but the canvas size does not limit expansive scenery. ese paintings capture enormous landscapes in a small space. ats what Im exploring now, says Ayala. Although Ayalas landscapes rarely feature people, one does not feel their absence. Ayala explains, I dont use people in my landscapes because I think the person in the landscape is the viewer. He draws from experience living and painting all over Guatemala, from Antigua to Petn to Zacapa and Lake Atitlan, but what still fascinates him are the Highlands of Totonicapn and Quetzaltenango. My experiences have given me a deep love of the land, says Ayala. My work reects that love. Grandes Ideas y Pequeos FormatosHugo Gonzlez AyalaART EXHIBITHugo Gonzlez Ayalas exhibition of oil paintings on canvas will open on March 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente, in Antigua. e artist will attend the opening. e exhibit will continue through April 4, 2014. You can see examples of Ayalas work at http://www.laantiguagaleria.com/HugoGonzalezAyala. DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH T by Linda Conard

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34 http://www.lacamionetalm.com Showings in Guatemala March 1-13: Guatemala City: Cine Flick (3x per day ) March 1-13: Amatitlan: CineFlick (3x per day) March 2: San Pedro la Laguna: Buddha Bar March 5: Guatemala City: Cinema Lux March 18: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Festival of Remembrance March 28 & 29: Nebaj, Quiche, Street Theater April 2: Coban, Alta Verapaz, Festival of Remembrance May 4 : Xela: Festival of Remembrance May 27: Guatemala City: Festival of Remembrance La Camioneta is also available for download from iTunes tree branch and being knocked o of the bus. My friend also shared stories of Guatemala before the civil war, when the country was essentially free from fear. What a paradise it must have been. Mark Kendall, too, is a wonderful storyteller and his lm La Camioneta should be seen by everyone who lives in this extraordinary land of Guatemala. It is heartwarming, truthful and will make you think dierently every time you pass a camioneta. I remember as a boy waiting on the corner near our home for the big yellow school bus to drive me to school, always fearful of bullies who awaited me on the bus. Looking back, it was so insignicant. La Camioneta from page 20of transportation at a cost that nearly anyone can aord. e bus drivers have families to feed and they must endure the dangers of the road, including, as we all are aware, gangs who extort money from them as they make their way through treacherous routes. ese drivers, in the truest denition, are resilient as are their passengers. When I took on this assignment to write about this extraordinary documentary I was in search of personal stories of journeys and adventures on camionetas. e stories are many and not all negative, as one would imagine. I have spoken with friends who use them to explore villages in Guatemala that the typical tourist would never experience. Most important is, the camioneta provides a means of inexpensive transportation. One camioneta story told by a friend, who is a wonderful storyteller and has lived here in Guatemala since the 1960s, touched me, as I am certain it will you. I asked her if, in her early years living here, she had any sense of fear or danger as she traveled on camionetas through the countryside where she was then living. e only fear she could remember was once being on an overcrowded bus on a very hot day. People around her were becoming sick as they were overwhelmed with the heat. In those days, if it was too hot, the drivers would allow passengers to sit on top of the bus to overcome the heat. e only fear was not ducking fast enough to avoid a I was pleased to learn that Kendall, the lmmaker, plans to make the DVD version of the movie widely available in Guatemala, as many Guatemalans cant aord to attend theaters or buy full-priced DVDs. Were going to get it out on the streets, make it as accessible to people as possible, he said. I must admit I have found it a bit daunting writing about this lm here in Guatemala, where we live among the camionetas, and where virtually everyone understands the role of the caminoeta in the cultureas opposed to viewing it at a screening in New York. It is my personal view that here in Guatemala, the lm stirs emotions that a critic in New York City or elsewhere could possibly never truly understand. However, good lm reviews are coveted by lmmakers and Kendall has received critical acclaim from several inuential news outlets in the U.S. Stephen Holden of the New York Times in his review wrote, A story of resilience, regeneration and artistic imagination. Emma Bernstein from Indiewire wrote, An insightful documentary and a poignant allegory. After I read many positive reviews, one word that the New York Times used stuck out: resilience. e resilienceof the Guatemalan bus drivers and the families and other passengers who ride the buses dailyis astonishing. Most people living here or visiting Guatemala nd the camioneta the only means of transportation, it provides a means

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36 Growing up in Concepcin Chiquirichapa, where only 14 percent of girls attend secondary school and more than half give birth before age 20, Elba Velzquez knew rst-hand the disadvantages faced by indigenous girls. What she did not know was that one day she would play a pivotal role in advancing the rights of girls in her community, portray herself in a short lm, and deliver her message to an audience of more than 1,500 thought leaders in New York, all before the age of 17. It Started with Advocacy Elbas journey began when she and 14 other girls started a campaign for improved education and healthcare for girls. With the guidance of Juany Garca Prez from the Aso ciacin de Investigacin, Desarollo y Educacin (IDEI) and the support of Let Girls Lead, they organized forums with local ocials, community dialogues about domestic violence and girls health, radio programs about teen Global Girls ConversationLast fall, more than 120 girls around the world participated in the Global Girls Conversation, an online contest designed to shift the global con versation away from girls as victims to girls as leaders and powerful agents of change. Each girl submitted a 1-2 minute video describing how she is creating change for herself and her community. You can see all of the videos at www.letgirlslead. org or check out a new video every Monday on e Hungton Posts Social Impact and Global Motherhood blog at www.hungtonpost.com/ news/global-motherhood/ e winners will be an nounced when PODER! premieres on March 12. PODER! FILM by Linda Conard Raising Guatemalan Girls Voices Around the WorldDenise Dunning and Elba Velzquez with Melinda Gates

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37 lodging GUATEMALA CITY Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS pregnancy, and more. Finally, in 2011, the mayor of Con cepcin Chiquirichapa listened to their concerns and allo cated more than Q200,0000.5% of the total municipal budgetto open a Municipal Oce of Childhood and Adolescence and provide other services for girls. en the Movie Cameras Arrived In July 2013, the Let Girls Lead network brought Emmy award-winning director Lisa Russell to Guatemala to cre ate a short lm of the girls inspiring story, PODER! Elba and her friend Emelin Cabrera portrayed themselves in the lm, shot on location, which features narration by NoVo Foundation founder Jennifer Buett. e girls took advantage of the excitement surrounding the lming to educate even more community members about girls rights. PODER! will premiere at the meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women on March 12. Its Guatemala premiere on March 28 in Concepcin Chiquirichapa will give the girls a highly visible opportu nity to reach even more community members with their message. Suddenly, ousands Were Listening Just two months after shooting the lm, Elba found herself on a plane, headed for New York City to address Mashables 2013 Social Good Summit alongside notable presenters like Al Gore, Barbara Bush, Melinda Gates and many more. It became a whirlwind of rstsrst ight, rst visit to New York, rst time addressing an enormous international audience. She and her co-pre senter, Let Girls Lead Executive Director Denise Dun ning, were photographed with Melinda Gates in the green room just before their presentation. To avoid mak ing Elba more nervous, Dunning waited until after the presentation to tell Elba whom they had been photo graphed with. At rst Elba didnt know who Gates was. en she said, You know, you could have told me. If I can talk to my mayor, I can talk to her too. Elba may not have known Gates, but Gates and thou sands of others worldwide now know Elba, what shes achieved, and what she stands for. Before the crowd of more than 1,500, Elba put all of her leadership to work, delivering a strong, clear message to the crowd that girls have rights and we are equal. e lm PODER! is important, she explained, so that adolescent girls will know we have voice and we have vote and we are able to achieve what we set out to do. Clearly, Elba and her friends are doing just that. You can view PODER! online on March 13 at www. letgirlslead.org/poder. For more information, go to www. letgirlslead.org or see Revues September 2013 article at www.revuemag.com/2013/09/lights-cameras-advocacy/ Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. Erich Fromm We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, Why did this happen to me? unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. Frederick Blackburn

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38 Tourism continued to grow and Spanish-language schools began to proliferate in the early 1970s; in 1969 the Guatemalan Congress passed a law calling for the protection of historical Antigua. But preservationists had no architectural plans of the city and only written histories to guide them. Study eorts began to learn more about this historical gem, which was included as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Although the city does not request funds from UNESCO, Guatemalan experts did receive training. Business signs were taken down with the Sign Ordinance of 1973 and electrical wires were put underground after 1982. Windows were turned into doors for storefronts and 1881, nca owners continued to live in Guatemala City and there was no real economic base for the old colonial capital. In the photos by Eadweard Muybridge taken during this period (1875), we see the market in the Central Park and La Merced with lawn sofas in front of it on weekends. La Antigua became an educational center for the region with the dawn of the 20th century. e market was moved out of Central Park in 1912 and the city was declared a National Monument in 1944. e monuments, however, remained mostly abandoned and many of the houses had not been renovated. It became a somewhat popular place to visit in the 1940s when Gore Vidal lived in town and Antigua was emerging on the tourism map! Spanish students stayed with local families, adding to the citys income. Meanwhile the tourism industry began to thrive. Houses became hotels, storefronts became cafs and art galleries. Zoning was implemented for commercial and residential corridors and Antigua established its own Urban Development Department at the municipality. Soduring the 22 years since the Revue began with its rst publication, Antigua has emerged as THE tourism destination in Guatemala and, now, we are the wedding destination for the entire region. e Titanic job of preservation that began in earnest in the 1960s, and which has borne such wonderful fruit to date, will require continuing fervent eort as Antigua grows even more. La Antigua Central Park, 1875. Photo by Eadweard Muybridge Over the Years cont. from page 12

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39 H EALT H SERV ICE S Now Introducing : Hyaluronic Acid Fillers PRFM : Platelet-rich brin matrix Facial Mesotherapy (Mesoglow and Mesolift) Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala Dra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Botox Expert As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie When it seems that something cant be done, start it, and see if the rest of it can be done. Robert Brault People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. Lewis Cass Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. Jonatan Mrtensson Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin Its not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. Ashleigh Brilliant

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40 H EALT H SERV ICE S EMERGENCY SERVICESAmbulance by Land or Air in and around Guatemala City Paramedics have basic English & German ambulancias.tapd@gmail.com Tel: 4835-5524 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: I just rescued a white female kitten with blue eyes. My friend told me they are always deaf. Is that true? Blue-eyed white cats are not always deaf. However, there is indeed an increased incidence of hereditary deafness in these cats. e gene for deafness is in close proximity to the gene for white hair color and for blue eyes on the cats genome. Sometimes, when one gene is passed on to the ospring, the other nearby genes are passed on as well. is syndrome sometimes is referred to as Waardenburg syndrome. Interestingly, odd-eyed cats (cats with one blue eye and one green eye) have an increased likeliness of being deaf in one ear: the ear that is on the same side as the blue eye. To nd out if she is deaf, the easiest way is to see if you can rouse her from a deep sleep by making a startling sound like clapping. If she is deaf, keep in mind that deaf cats are at a disadvantage in that they cannot hear cars or predators and therefore should never be allowed outdoors. You also might consider placing a bell on her collar to help you locate her.We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. Frank Tibolt SPA DAKARAIPrepare yourself for summer with special services at the best price in La Antigua Full Relaxing Massage $15 Manicure and Pedicure Spa $18 Hot Stone Massage $24 And other services!!7a Calle Poniente # 16, La Antigua Tel: 5461-5786, 7832-1646 Monday to Saturday 9:00 18:00 hrs.

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41 H EALT H SERV ICE S Eye Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment Optical ServicesDra. Paulina CastejnM.D. OphthalmologyTel: (502) 7882-4281 Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala www.optyma.com.gt 2a avenida norte #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-0275 ~ www.clinicasovalle.comWe are not just one; We are a group of professionals specialized in all dental areas. 40 years of experience in dental health care!Spanish/English spoken www.tuclinicadelacruz.comEastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y.(502) 7832-01253a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala Blvrd. Los Prceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera(502) 2261-6875Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.Implants Cosmetic dentistry Root canals Laser bleaching Custom dentures Crowns and bridges 5203 1518 2a calle oriente #4, La Antiguainfo@lorganica.org www.lorganica.org fb.com/lorganica.org 25% DISCOUNT IN NATURAL LORGANICA MANICURE & PEDICUREIncludes: + Exfoliation with natural elements + Reexology + Moisturizing mask with cacao and coconut oil

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42 H EALT H SERV ICE S Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! weight training cross t cardio group class facilitiesLa Fabrica A Full Service Gym1a avenida norte #7-A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7932-9840NEW LOCATIONexible hoursfriendly atmosphere Spanish & English spoken www.lafabricagimnasio.com personalized service by U.S. certied tness trainers Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companionsThere are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. Mignon McLaughlin The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. Theodore Rubin I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, La AntiguaWe accept major credit cards Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH H EALT H SERV ICE S REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.comLife is made up of sobs, snifes, and smiles, with snifes predominating. O. Henry When life gives you lemons, please, just dont squirt them in other peoples eyes. J. Andrew Helt Better bread with water than cake with trouble. Russian Proverb The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. Confucius

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077 Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533_ Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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46 AN TIGUA shops + services Where you can see and touch the art Donde el arte se ve y se toca Open: 8am 7pm 4a calle poniente nal, La Antigua Guatemala Private parkingMercado de ArtesanasEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, March Independence Day parade by S.E. Coleman. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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47 shops + services A N TIGUA Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm7a calle oriente #18 Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M. 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-Ray General Medicine Boarding NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause AN TIGUA shops + services Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VE TERINARY CLINIC2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia AN TIGUA shops + services Tel: (502) 3418-2243 elchuchofeliz.com info@elchuchofeliz.com /elchuchofeliz ANTIGUA GUATEMALADale a tu mascota el mejor regalo! Dog Training / Educacin Canina Sumpango, Sacatepquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@ usa.net Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back?WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our ve programs Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacyaim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our oce in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation: Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA Golden StudioCanadian Hairstylist and Make-up Artist Professional Beauty Retailer www.goldenstudioantigua.com 7a avenida norte #84, La Antigua By appt. only: 4937-0244 Your Cut & Color Expert! EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10 (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com RENTALS & TOURS SHUTTLES, TOURS, RENTALS info@immigrationguate.com www.immigrationguate.com Work Permits TranslationsIMMIGRATION SERVICESLife is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. Alfred Adler Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress becomes manageable. Greg Anderson

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services El Mercadito Artesanas82 locals full of beautiful Guatemalan art pieces Safe and unique in La Antigua Guatemala Variety of handicrafts from all regions of Guatemala Fair prices Wholesale & Retail Open 9am-8pm, 365 days a year Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March Timeless Traditions by Rich Polanco. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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51 shops + services ANTIGUA Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen

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52 A NTIGUA shops + services 7830-6669 5408-7057English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available 7832-4345, 5106-6860 4323-0726 Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la Antigua Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March Barriletes de Sumpango by Jaime Barrientos Montalvo. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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54 Fish with Cucumber in Garlic-Lime Sauce Ceviche de pescado is easy to make. Use a rm sh that doesnt ake easily when cooked, so that it can hold well during marinating. Mahi mahi, sea bass and tuna are all good choices. e lime juice tends to break down the sh even more, so choosing the right texture of sh is a must for the best avor, texture and appearance. Serve with soda crackers and pair with beerpreferably Guatemalan beer. Serves 1 person 1/3 cup bite-size pieces of mahi-mahi (or any other rm white sh) Salted water 1 tablespoon roughly chopped onion 1 teaspoon roughly chopped garlic 5 roughly chopped cilantro stems 1 birds eye (ai) chili, stem removed 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup thinly julienned unpeeled, seeded cucumber 1 tablespoon thinly julienned red bell pepper 1 tablespoon thinly julienned green bell pepper 1 tablespoon nely chopped cilantro leaves Adorno (Garnish) cilantro sprigs Blanch the sh in salted hot water until opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove from the water and chill immediately in the refrigerator to keep it from cooking further. With a mortar and pestle, gradually pound the onion, garlic, cilantro stems and chili to a ne paste. Add the lime juice, oil and seasonings and stir with the pestle to form a saucy mixture. (Or pure the mixture in a blender or food processor.) In a medium non-reactive bowl, combine the sh, sauce, cucumber, bell peppers and cilantro leaves. Using a soft spatula, mix gently with folding strokes, taking care not to break the sh. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve the ceviche garnished with cilantro sprigs. CEVICHE DE PESCADO Recipe from Amalias Kitchen (see page 21)

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56 If youve never done it, joining the Antigua Curry Club is quite entertaining. I say this as a former member, former because I moved out of Guatemala and a jovial Episcopalian minister desperately wanted my membership, which I bought and resold for Q295, or about $40. If youre interested, visit Tomas Cernikovskys website, where Cernikovsky (creator and founding member) maintains a page dedicated to all things curry. Once there, you can get up-to-date information on membership prices and availability as well as an archive of past and future club dinners. Cernikovsky has a bit of fun with it, informing you, Only important Antigua people belong [to Curry Club] and only important Antigua people can buy memberships. Youll also be cautioned Warning: Value of investments may go up or down. The Antigua Curry Club is not responsible for financial losses sustained by curry eaters. The Curry Club Debentures market is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Curry Commission (SECC). Complete Club Rules and Regulations are still not available, but we keep making them up as we go. In short, being a member of the Antigua Curry Club is a great honor, and not something that should be taken lightly. Lets back up to 2007. Cernikovsky and a few friends decided to start the Curry Club as a way to help a struggling Indian restaurant, the only one in town. He sold the rst 20 memberships at one quetzal each. at one quetzal gave its owner access to special Curry Club dinner prices at the semi-monthly dinners, where attendees delight in masala-laden meals along with one (or several) glasses of wine. Interest piqued and Cernikovsky sold the next 20 memberships at ve quetzals apiece, and the last 10 at Q25. Fast forward to 2014. e Curry Club is in its eighth year and now has 50 constituents. e original restaurant intended for saving did eventually close, but in its place Antigua now has four Indian restaurants and Guatemala City has one plus a Chinese restaurant ...continued page 60 FOOD by Natalie RoseAntiguas Curry Club celebrates eight years of exotic dining and camaraderie

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57 dining ANTIGUA Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 10am-7pm 3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5545

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58 A NTIGUA dining Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March Fe, Devocin y Tradicin by Jose Manuel Maica Jimenez

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59 dining ANTIGUA Live Music Every Night Andean Music (Pan Flutes) 7pm: Wed. thru Sun. with Grupo Sol Latino Fabulous Food and Drinks Served in our Beautiful GardenFresh Box Lunches Lunch and Dinner Saln de usos mltiples Banquet Rooms

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60 A NTIGUA dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes If you are interested in a membership, heed the websites advice, Please call our India Call Center at 7832-8466, check the website at http://www.cernikovsky.com/curry.htm or email cernikovsky@hotmail.com. Natalie Rose is a freelance writer who would not have survived college without Indian takeout. that has a good selection of curry dishes. Over the years memberships have been bought and sold. No longer just friends of Cernikovskys, the group is an eclectic cast of culinarians who appreciate curry and trying new restaurants. e club doesnt necessarily stick to restaurant meals, nor is it exclusively based in Antigua. A typical event could be a dinner at Antigua curry haunt Pushkar. Or it could be a potluck with enough food to feed a raj and his whole court. Or it could be a eldtrip to Guatemala City complete with a mall excursion, cocktail hour and dinner at JK Ming, the Chinese food joint that serves curry. Club goers enjoy curry together the 2nd and 4th ursday of each month, rotating restaurants and certainly generating a fair amount of revenue for each outlet, even in the low tourist season. A few weeks ago, the group gathered at Palacio de Ganesh, a cubbyhole on 7a avenida norte that redecorated its dining room to t the 25-plus members who attended. No one minded being close because the wine was owing (free courtesy of liquid dividends) and the food was good. Curry Club meals always start with poppadums and lime pickle, and that evening the menu was vegetable pakora, veg or non-veg korma, an Indian curry (obviously). For dessert there was rasmalai, Indian cheese steeped in saron and sugar-laced milk. e cast of characters had changed a bit since I attended regularly, but thats part of the charm of Curry Club. For an hour or two twice a month, you nd yourself chatting up whoever is across the table from you, say, a Canadian couple who found Guatemala by sailboat, a retired American woman with red coral-colored hair who has traveled the world twice over, or the jovial Texas-born, Mexico-raised minister to whom I sold my membership. You can rest assured that the conversation will always turn back to curry. Curry Fever cont. from page 56

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Fri 10:30am 7:30pm Sun 9:30am 6:30pm Tasty Specialties of Cacao & Chocolate DECORATING OR REMODELING? SELECT UNIQUE BRILLIANT IMAGES FROM OUR GALLERIES AVALAIBLE AS LARGE PRINTS + (502) 4569.4419 www.rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com + RUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com If your work speaks for itself, dont interrupt. Henry J. Kaiser Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March. TraditionsFe (Chichicastenango) by Nicolas Vanzetto Guerrero All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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63 dining ANTIGUA Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Walter Anderson Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. Baltasar Gracin

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64 Two thousand years ago, Mayan cities, towns and villages had to feed a growing population enough food both to insure their survival and to enable the construction of the monumental stone pyramidtemples, extensive palaces and ball courts. ere were no cargo airplanes to y in food; there were no wheeled vehicles; and there was no highway system (sacbes between cities were primarily to showcase [and preserve] political relations). Obviously, there were markets. e Aztec markets left Corts stunned; but there was no Walmart, and there were no supermarkets with frozen food bins. And, there were more Maya living in El Petn and adjacent Campeche thousands of years ago than live in these areas today. So logically the study of food is a major interest of scholars. e FLAAR Reports list of crops and plants available to the Classic Maya includes: ree grains plus nine edible seeds More than 14 vegetables More than 20 edible leaves At least eight species with edible pulp Five berries At least 89 native fruits Many edible fruits on passionower vines, and several fruits from cacti or cactus-like vines Five nuts and several species of coconuts (plus 10 palms with edible parts) Six plants to produce cooking oil At least 11 root crops Over 30 seasonings, avorings, herbs At least 14 or more edible owers At least 10 plants that can produce alcohol Several dozen plants to produce drugs At least 19 plants to increase libido Over a dozen plants to be smoked (in addition to tobacco) Several hundred plants that can produce medicine. Some plants have so many dierent parts that are edible (seeds, bark, core, roots, owers, etc.) that a few species are in multiple food types. In Guatemala (and Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Belize) many rural families do not have enough Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants Food of the Maya Guazuma Ulmifolio ( .)

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65 dining ANTIGUA 5a av. sur nal #36-C L a Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com M onS un 8am to 6pm Plants Accessories Delicatessen Music & Books Handmade Crafts SPECIAL MENUS E VERY WEEKEND

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66 Plumeria rubra ( ) Gonolobus lasiostemma chuchampera (vegetable) ( ) Ceiba aesculifolia ( )FLAAR Reports list of the diet of the Classic Maya, as is, is more complete than in any peer-reviewed journal or any monograph on Maya agriculture. It is available for viewing in full-color PDFs at www.maya-ethnobotany.org is list is based on the last six to eight years of research which in turn comes from previous decades of studies. e purpose is to help Maya villages to gradually realize that some of the foods of their ancestors can help improve their diet today. Guazuma ulmifolia can probably grow in many of these areas, as well as the vine Gonolobus erianthus, Cuchampera; and morro and jicaro grow here readily. Plus, in theory, the Motagua River valley could be used for irrigation. It would be interesting to discover if any evidence of water management remains from preColumbian times. Sadly, today this area (all the way to the border with Honduras) is desolate and malnutrition is most likely rampant. e Motagua River area of El Progreso and a section of Zacapa are dry most of the year. In ancient times this desert wasteland had a wealth of jadeite, the trade of which supported the population. As well, though short, the rainy season turned the entire desert fully green. Nopal (Opuntia) cactus provided food; or de mayo (Plumeria species) would have produced plenty of perfume and chemicals to increase libido. food. is means that they do not earn enough money to buy processed food and/or that their available elds and home gardens do not produce enough sustainable crops. Since typical cuisine and food crops of the Maya are already acclimated to local conditions, in many cases it would help to bring back some of these ancient foods.Mayan Food from page 64

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67 Open daily 7am 8pm cookiesantigua@gmail.com Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & OrganicCookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc. dining ANTIGUA 39 AZUL12:30 3pm / 7 11pmClosed Wed and Sunday Evening6a calle poniente #39 Antigua GuatemalaOne of the few places in town where you really need a reservationAn international restaurant made by Nils RykkenPlease call 7832 1975The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner Note to self: nding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done. Betsy Caas Garmon

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68 A NTIGUA dining Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE 2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 5656-6157 If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain All know the way; few actually walk it. Bodhidharma Be it in the garden, the nursery or the bedroom, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand. Robert Brault 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 + Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 y 7a av norte #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Hay parqueo ( r) 6th West Street No. 15 Tels: 7832-1046, 5489-5489 Restaurant Steak HouseAsados de Antigua

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69 dining ANTIGUA Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES Coee School: Become a Barista or simply learn all about coee! 4a avenida (east side of park next to the Cathedral) Open Daily: 7am to 8pm --by the cup or pound 4a calle oriente #14 (inside La F uente) Daily: 7am to 8pm I believe that every human has a nite number of heart-beats. I dont intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. Buzz Aldrin I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on men unless they act. G.K. Chesterton

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72 What is it about time that seems to permeate ev erything we do? Perhaps it is how we measure our achieve ments or plan our lives. Whatever the magical element of time is, the one thing we know for certain is that it is ever moving and fast paced. Whenever we plan a journey ei ther for business or pleasure it seems that the closer we get to departure, the faster time ies. When we arrive at our destination, we enter a time warp of sorts and our days become a distracting combination of fast and slow experiences. It is only when we decide to fully embrace the concept of no time that we have the opportunity to break through this relentless task master known as time and become the master of our moment. For example, in this moment you are reading and giving yourself the gift of expanding your perspective. is is your choice and a small yet powerful way to claim some time for you. Every day is an opportunity to fully experience the many discover In the Blink of an Eye Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 Spirities that await if you take charge of your time and allow yourself to be conscious of how you move forward. Starting the day with a cup of de licious Guatemalan coee can be a hurried experience or one of quick leisure that sets your pace. Enjoy your morning brew in a handmade cup, take time to appreciate the quality of the coee and smile that you are enjoying another moment of sunshine. A simple shift in the activi ties that you already do can alleviate IMAGES BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com HOTEL SAN JORGE

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74 A NTIGUA lodging Tels: 7832-8550, 4218-7415 Condominio Las Gravileas No. 15 La Antigua Guatemala www.hotelnuestrasenioradelrosario.com (sujeto a disponibilidad)the pressure of deadlines and the de meanor you bring to the rest of your to-do list. If you are in La Antigua Guate mala, there is so much to see and do. Commonly many wonder how they will nd the time. e magic is that all the time you are here is your time and your choices determine the pace you set. It seems that our relaxing or vacation time goes the quick est. ere are the months that build up to the journey and then, without warning, you are on the journey and suddenly you are back home. Where did the time go? A common question and one that you can gain full control of. It simply begins with the recognition that you are the master of your day this day and every day. is recognition is the cure for the feeling that things are out of your control. Allow yourself to see through the illusion of time and be sure that your daily routine is re-tooled to be your daily experience. Rather than completing your regular tasks with the same perspective, en joy the moment and the doing. When you are relaxing you are smiling. And when you are smiling you are relaxing. Smiling at the illu sion of time opens your eyes to the greater spaciousness that has always been there for you. Before you know it years will pass, and when you gaze back and re ect, as we are this month, cel ebrating 22 amazing years of the REVUE, your heart will come forward with a smile and realize that it all happensin the blink of an eye. Ahhhperspective!

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76 In addition to ling income tax returns, U.S. citizens are required to report their holdings in foreign nancial accounts. Uncle Sam is increasingly interested in knowing about foreign assets held by U.S. citizens and residents. is month, we discuss two key ling requirements that U.S. expats often ignore. Question: If I have a local bank account, do I need to report it to the IRS? It depends. U.S. citizens, permanent residents and legal entities with an interest or signature authority over foreign nancial accounts that have an aggregate balance exceeding $10,000 are required to le the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report Form TD F 90-22.1). Foreign nancial accounts include bank accounts, brokerage accounts, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance policies with cash value, and indirect interests in foreign nancial assets through an entity (if >50 percent ownership). e $10,000 threshold is met if the aggregate balance (combining all the accounts) exceeds $10,000 at any point during the year. e FBAR is separate from your income tax ling, and the due date is June 30 each year (with no extensions). To complete the FBAR, it is advisable to maintain records of your monthly account balances. Otherwise, the paperwork may become a dicult exercise. Account balances need to be converted to U.S. dollars, using the foreign exchange rate as of the last day of the year. Failure to report (non-willful) carries a penalty up to $10,000. Willful non-compliance potentially raises the penalty up to $100,000 or 50 percent of the taxpayers foreign assets (whichever is greater). New Electronic FBAR (FinCEN 114) As of July 1, 2013, the FBAR has gone electronic, and is now called FinCEN 114. e acronym FinCen stands for Financial Crime Enforcement Network. e information required to be submitted remains the same. Question: What is FATCA? U.S. expats often confuse FATCA and FBAR with one another. ey are two distinct requirements. FAT CA stands for Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act, and has been around since 2010. e FATCA reporting requirement is part of a broader effort by the U.S. government to combat oshore tax evasion. U.S. persons who receive proceeds from foreign nancial accounts that have an aggregate balance exceeding certain thresholds (see below) are required to le Form 8938. U.S. persons include citizens, permanent residents and non-residents who le a joint tax return with a U.S. citizen. Foreign nancial accounts or assets include bank accounts, brokerage accounts, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance policies with cash value, and nancial interest in a foreign partnership. Foreign nancial accounts or assets do not include personally owned real estate. e threshold for U.S. citizens ling an individual tax return is $200,000 aggregate balance on the last day of the year, or $300,000 aggregate balance at any point during the year. e threshold for U.S. citizens ling a joint tax return is $400,000 aggregate balance on the last day of the year, or $600,000 aggregate balance at any point during the year. Form 8938 is included with your income tax ling. e maximum penalty for failing to le Form 8938 is $60,000 for each foreign asset that you failed to report (even more onerous than for the FBAR). T HE TA X CORNER by John Ohe If you would like to submit a tax-related question, please email: info@holaexpat.com. Responses are provided by John Ohe (IRS-authorized enrolled agent), who resides in Antigua. Disclaimer: The answers provided in this article are for general information, and should not be construed as personal tax advice. Tax laws and regulations change frequently.

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77 lodging ANTIGUA El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. Robert Service

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78 A NTIGUA A RE A lodgingFe Chapina by Jorge Aquino. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, March. Traditions Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March. TraditionsMulticulturalidad en Procesiones by Jorge Enrique Batz An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Arnold Glasow The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. Ralph Waldo Emerson If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. Bertrand Russellsan juan comalapa chimaltenango area Posada del ngel Hotel0 calle tercer callejn A, Zona 1, San Juan ComalapaQ50 per nightTels: 5697-3461 / 5834-4832 Clean and comfortable Private rooms Hot Water Cable TVPosada del ngel Hotel

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. Fully Equipped Luxury Suites at Hotel Room Prices! www.elmarquesdeantigua.com lodging ANTIGUA 2a av. norte No. 3 Tels: (502) 7832-3031, 5632-7214 www.hotelcasaovalle.com Comfortable Rooms w/ private bath Cable TV Parking Breakfast REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.People dont ever seem to relate that doing whats right is no guarantee against misfortune. William McFee The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. Norman Vincent Peale

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80 T R AVEL TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS T OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.netShuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more...7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua Adventure Travel Center2a av. sur #23-A, La Antigua Tels: (502) 7832-1540, 7832-1803 Email: viareal@hotmail.com 24/7 Assistance: 5999-3822NEW LOCATION, SAME STAFF ... S ame professional and reliable serviceIf the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin Proverb

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81 T R AVEL ExpeditionsTravel Agency & Tour OperatorShuttles & Tours throughout GuatemalaWe oer you Shuttle Services, Tourist Information, Free Maps and Tours to: Pacaya Volcano, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Monterrico, Xela, Tikal and more...Monja Blanca Monja Blanca Of. Centrales y boletos: 7a. Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels. 2232-3661 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 220-4902 www.transgalgosinter.comSERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de buses ltimo modelo, dentro y fuera del pais. Tel 2220-6904 / 2230-5058 C ubriendo conexiones a: EL Norte de Mxico E.E.U.U. Canad Va terrestre con : ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Esquipulas, Copn, San Pedro Sula con Rutas Orientales. T R AVEL T R AVEL TEL: Deep Sea Sport Fishing Ro Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360 Full Day, Half Day and by-the-hour Excursions

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82 Los Cuchumatanes The aldea of San Juan La Laguna lies between two mountains on the western reach of Lake Atitln. Overshadowed by its more populous neighbor San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan is not on the list of usual tourist destinations, although it plays host to several lovely and reasonably priced art galleries and weaving collectives. Many buildings sport colorful murals, and the overall feeling of the place is that of a somewhat dull but charming lakeside town. Of greater interest, though, is the giant head sitting in the middle of a coee nca a kilometer or two outside of town. Although the existence of the ancient stone head is casually mentioned in e Rough Guide to Guatemala, the statue seems to be otherwise undocumented. e guide refers to it as a carved Olmec head, yet the style, scale and local folklore all indicate a Mayan origin. In spite of its brief mention in the guide, however, the enormous head is extremely dicult to nd. Most of the denizens of San Juan do not know of the heads existence, never mind the fact that it lies just a short walk away in the campo. e usual response to queries about the head is to point tourists to the center of town and a concrete reproduction of a Mayan frieze. When I asked about a large stone head nearby, one older woman said that the head had disappeared many years ago. Another woman said it was in the national museum. An older gentleman who mostly spoke Kaqchikel S IDE T R IPS by Benjamin ReevesGiant Head

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84 couldnt remember where the head was, but helpfully pointed in a vague way toward the lake. At last I encountered a gallery owner closing up for the day who spoke both Spanish and Kaqchikel. He said that although he didnt know how to get to the head, he knew the man who owned the coee farm and he could take me and my two companions to him. Late afternoon was approaching, and the boats to Santa Cruz and Panajachel would stop running in just an hour or two. However, I had already visited San Juan once in the past on my quest for the missing head, and I didnt want to turn back now that I had nally found someone knowledgeable. We hopped in a tuk-tuk driven by the mans son and began a bumping, winding ride through the back alleys of San Juan. e family dog came along for the ride. We stopped in front of a house, and were soon joined by a short man in a cowboy hat. e man in the hat, Guillermo Choloto, owned the coee farm where the head resided, and he agreed to show us the way. Six people and one dog set out once more in the tuk-tuk. I have lived here my whole life, and my great-grandparents, my grandparents, my parents. Four generations now with me, Choloto said. His children make the fth generation of Cholotos in San Juan. We reached the edge of town and continued on foot through a culvert and then into the coee farm. Choloto led the way at a breakneck speed. Mosquitos nipped at our ankles as sweating workers swayed by beneath their bursting white sacks of coee beans. e path wound deeper into the farm, and soon any sight of the town and lake was hidden by coee plants and rising shade trees. Many of the plants were riddled with la roya, coee rust, and the reddish dust from the infection soon coated our clothes. After 15 or 20 minutes we left the main path and proceeded down a row of coee plants. ere it was, sitting coolly in the middle of the coee plantation, staring blankly up at the canopy of trees overhead. Choloto pointed at ithere it is! e dog gamboled around unconcerned. According to Choloto, the head was rst unearthed when the low terraces of the coee nca were constructed in the early 19th century. e workers cleared the brush from around the head and then left it where they found it. Since then, it had been largely forgotten, except by those who work on the farm. e people here dont even know about it, Choloto said. Its sad. I wish we had a museum. But theres no money for a museum, and even if there were a museum, someone would have to pay professionals to move the head. Its too heavy and fragile for Choloto to move on his own. Choloto believes the head is of To reach San Juan La Laguna, pick up a lancha from Panajachel to San Pedro La Laguna (between Q15 and Q35, depending on the time of day, whether the boat is direct, and if the pilot is in a good mood). From San Pedro La Laguna, a hair-raising 10-minute tuk-tuk ride (Q20) brings you to San Juan. To visit the giant head, call Guillermo Choloto at 5822-5543 or 4268-1864. His fee is around Q100, and the cost of a tuk-tuk drivers time to go to the nca, visit the head, and return is around Q35. Be sure to ask when the last boat back to your destination leaves from San Juan and/or San Pedro before setting out to the farm.The head was rst unearthed when the low terraces of the coffee nca were constructed in the early 19th century. The workers cleared the brush from around the head and then left it where they found it. Since then, it had been largely forgotten, except by those who work on the farm.

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LAKE ATITLN HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.com Comfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel on Calle Santander Entries in the Revue Photo Contest, March Vuelo tradicional by Miriam Panjoj Con o sin lluvia, la msica no para Panajachel, Solol by Manuel A. Fuentes H. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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87 LAKE ATITLN Tels.: 7762-6114 / 15 Calle Monterrey, zona 2, Panajachel, Solol reservaciones@jardinesdellago.com www.jardinesdellago.com Rest and relax in front of the most beautiful lake in the world: Atitln

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88 QUETZALTENANGO RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396www.shailongxela.com RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com.gtOering comfortable rooms with private and shared bath. Clean, Safe, Good AtmosphereCasa Doa MercedesHostal PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, QuetzaltenangoPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, March Tradition in Cubulco, Baja Verapaz by Hugo Rodrguez Hernndez All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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89 Belize Barrier Reef and IslandsEnjoy SailingDivingFishing-KayakingSnorkelingRo Dulce / Lago Izabal Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.com Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.com IZABAL / PUERTO BARRIOS / RO DULCETalk doesnt cook rice. Chinese Proverb When deeds speak, words are nothing. African Proverb

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90 las lisas hawaii PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAIIThe great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his gures. They didnt waste time waiting for inspiration. Ernest Newman If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on rethen you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. Learn to separate the inconveniences from the real problems. You will live longer. Sigmund Wollman, I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things. William J. Lock

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92 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056Monterrico PORTOFINO www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 Tels: 4221-4639, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINONo road is long with good company. Turkish Proverb Quetzal peeking out from his nest ( r) REVUE Fun, Free and Informative --and always available online: www.revue.gt

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO Monte Rico Hawaii Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5945-3622 Hotel Dulce y Salado www.dulceysaladoguatemala.com Tel: 4154-0252 Hotel Honolulu honoluluhotel@gmail.com Tel: 4005-0500 Hotel Caf del Sol www.cafe-del-sol.com Tel: 5050-9173 Hotel San Gregorio www.hotelsangregorio.com.gt Tel: 5204-2013 Hotel Casa Bella www.casabellamonterrico.com Tel: 5907-2552He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. Samuel Johnson

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94 petn Km. 144 Ruta a Cobn Tels: 53082440 & 57089725 cobn Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami Autographed books by author, photographer, and conservationist Thor Janson are available for sale at 3a avenida sur #4-A, La Antigua COBN / EL PETN Quetzal ( r)

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96 marketplaceReach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH Formerly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Con vento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 23660663. ANNOUNCEMENTS DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Di ploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by fe male doctor Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, rst aid, NBAC. Info: 5709-2308, email hannahcdp@gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 78321648, 5393-2311. HEALTH SERVICES KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. To tally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy salu dables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or businesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 FOR SALE FUN STUFF RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coee since 1994. Inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, including stingless bee honey bars. Inven tors of REAL white chocolate honey bars from Zapotec-Maya Pataxte or Theobroma bicolor. Located corner 6a calle & 7a avenida. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY *Vintage RHINESTONE JEWELRY : bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pins. *Red Western-style BOOTS womens size 6/36 (like new!) incl. cotton-quilted boot supports. *Natural-ber LUFFAS PRINTS PAINTINGS BOOKS *Womens BLOUSES & PANTS Quality labels, beautiful fabrics, All sizes XXL-XXXL. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua *DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE 1-pound bags, Delicious Coee for a Cause! Proceeds sup port Unidos para los Animales, www.facebook. com/unidosparalosanimales VIDA REAL TV CHURCH : Join us for an experience with God. Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, auditorium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Ho tel Intercontinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simultaneous translation. Special program for children. FINGERPRINT-PASSWORD DOOR LOCKS Adele : Guaran teed t, easy installation, reversible handle. Metal construction resists breakage and vandalism. Mechanical keys for emergency use. Contact Mul tibusiness Group, S.A. ventas@mbg-sa.com Tels: (502)5204-4260, 4990-2468. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA : Mon. 6-7pm, Discussion. Tues. 6-7pm, Big book. Wed. 12-1pm, Literature study. Thurs. 6-7pm, Steps. All at Doa Luisas restaurant, 2nd oor rear dining room. 4a calle oriente #12. www.antiguaguatema laaa.org Tel: 4735-8955 CLUB ROTARIO Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Por ta Hotel Antigua (except last Wed. of the month). Call 7832-7600 http://www.rotaryantigua.org/ Would you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales DIANNE SENA MSW, LISW Psychotherapist U.S. Cer tied and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depres sion. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Oce in An tigua. Tel: 7832-9830. REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. S TRESS R ELIEF A MONG T REES Enjoy the Hot Tub and a massage with the active ingredients in major anti-ageing compounds. Call Emilia: 5994-6960. JOURNEY CHURCH Sundays 10am, Christian Acad emy of Guatemala, San Cristbal, Mixco. Simulta neous translation. GuateJourney.org G ARAGE SALE SUNSHINETENANGO, M ARCH 20 22 Thursday Saturday 10 am 4 pm. 7a Avenida Norte #25 between 1st & 2nd calles. Donations gladly accepted. Pick-ups available. Karen 53130458. Sarah 7832-3555. FRESH FISH DELIVERY : We oer a great selection of fresh sh products from Guatemalas Coast. Mahimahi, red snapper, mojarra, lobster, crab, shrimp (regular and jumbo), octopus, calamari & much more. Door service (Mon, Wed & Fri). Call 40960260, 4095-6305 or freshshantigua@gmail.com WE SPEAK ENGLISH. BOAT Inatable Avon, wooden oor, 6 passengers, on retractable wheels, life jackets, etc. plus like new 15HP Suzuki 4-stroke outboard, ready to go ocean shing. At Q17,000 total, the boat is gratis. Peter (502) 7934-6194. GET FIT W/A TOTAL GYM Model XLS bought new 3 years ago, Used only 3 times. Really. Includes original ac cessories, manual, video, etc. Paid $900 plus ship ping. Asking $400 OBO. maria806@hotmail.com, 7832-7066. A LLERGY FRIENDLY D ESSERTS Love sweets but cant eat most of them? Contact us for customized, aller gy-friendly desserts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, soyfree? Weve got it! Email: tori.vpd@me.com

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MARKETPLACE Free Tour of our Organic Macadamia Farm! www.exValhalla.com exvalhalla@gmail.com Tels: 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799 15 minutes from Antigua Free samples of our macadamia chocolates, and facials with our skincare products. Learn and contribute to our sustainable development project. Ask for our product list, which includes Organic, Tasty and Healthy BLUEBERRIES IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM 97 FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/wireless and wa ter/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations educa tion program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvi sor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com INSTRUCTION HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under Fun Stu Raven scroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Win dows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY CLEANING From couches to ne rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do mattresses. Free estimates. We dont steam, we extract. Call Pa mela, Tel: 5200-8279 SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional translation of legal and ordinary documents. Duly registered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and England Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Educa tion and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 5518-3128 (oce hours) josecaal@hotmail.com BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relaxation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 EMPLOYMENT F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PROGRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-commitment for the following positions: sales (creative de sign & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & opera tions. Requirements: uent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com BURBUJAS DOGGY AND KITTY CARE We oer: bathing, walking, feeding, etc. in An tigua (and environs) and San Lucas. Tel: 5693-8323 MARY KAY CONSULTANT Make-up & skin care products. Contact Kathryn by email at: marykaykathryn1@gmail.com Tel: 3035-3134. MUSIC AND VOICE TEACHERS WANTED part time for nonprot school of music. BMus or higher. Basic Spanish. 4 months minimum commitment. Info. 5297-5481 / musicaenlasaldeas@gmail.com SE BUSCA EJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON E X PERIENCIA. Enviar CV a: ventas@revue.gt o contactar a John al 7931-4500. info@holaexpat.com www.holaexpat.com Tax Service for U.S. ExpatsWe have been serving U.S. expats in Guatemala since 2012. Our oce is based in Antigua.(IRS authorized Enrolled Agents) POLISH YOUR SPANISH. ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH LESSONS. Teach er has Masters from Churchtown University. Flexible hours and locations in Antigua. Email: noguerafr@yhahoo.com or Tel: 5168-1350 If God had intended us to y he would have made it easier to get to the airport Jonathan Winters

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98 real estate If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revue.gtpublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 In an exclusive gated community within walking distance of Antigua Guatemala. Distribution: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room back yard, garage. $280,000 or view it, fall in love & make an offer.The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, owered elds and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. Michael Josephson

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100 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 2 Lots with Spectacular Views overlooking La Antigua Adjacent lots of 4151 and 3582 vrs, above El Hato, 7km from AntiguaTel: 4065-8567LAKE ATITLN CIUDAD VIEJA SAN LUCAS SACATEPQUEZ EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 1/2 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, kitchen, service area, storage room, large space for parking. Magnicent view to Agua Volcano and wonderful garden with fruit trees. $390,00. http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600, 7832-7412. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Antigua with or without excellent buildings. Turn key mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incredible place! See www.unrefugioenelmundo. com then contact dimichaelelorette@gmail.com for appointment. GUATEMALA CITY AREA Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, ful ly-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail. com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT Conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet, access & other ser vices inlcd. Furn. $500/mo; unfurn. $425/mo. Tels. 7832-5390, 3007-9259, 4216-8175. APARTMENT & BUNGALOWS FOR RENT in San Juan la Laguna Solol. Eciency w/ mini-kitchen, balcony & lake view, water, electricity, cleaning & secu rity services included. Monthly & weekly rates. Tel: 2366-9555, 5990-6016 atitlan@uxlabil.comLAKE ATITLN H OME FOR SALE IN GATED CONDOMINIUM 7 Blocks from central square. Living room, dining room, kitchen, oce, 3 bedrooms, replace, 1 bath rooms, laundry, garden, $184,750.00 Code 5289 http://www.teamantigua.com/ Call 7832-7600 Email: info@teamantigua.com LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private bathrooms with hot show ers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dif ferent sizes-dierent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 aptslasgolondrinas@ gmail.com www.lasgolondrinasapts.com Barrio Belencito, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE with a jacuzzi. Min. 1 year contract. 1 master bdrm w/bath. 3 bdrm w/2 more bath. Fully equipped kitchen. Monthly rent $1200 + Q750 (maintenance fee). Further info: Patty 4093-0646, 7882-4365. 4 B EDROOM H OUSE FOR RENT WEEK OF S EMANA S ANTA ,. Fully equipped house including cable and inter net. Chef and maid service on request. 2 minute walk into the center of Antigua. Gated community. For information email: antiguavacationrental@ gmail.com B EAUTIFUL H OUSE km 24, 15 minutes from Antigua. Gated security, 3 bedrooms, studio, 350 mts big lot. 1800V US$ 325,000. Tel: 3288-3977 Willy. FURNISHED APARTMENT : Small, private yard. No Smokers $350/deposit. HOUSE Furnished, back yard. No Smokers. $450/deposit. Calle La Cande laria, 6 blocks from main square. Tels: 7832-5355, 4243-3652. BEAUTIFUL COZY STUDIO! Exclusive secure area. Walk ing distance to Central Park. FURNISHED, 1 bed room, bathrooms, Living-dining area, kitchenette, laundry room, Wi-Fi, terraces, garages. $900. Info: 5511-8339 Eu.techosytejados@gmail.com LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT 5 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. L OOKING FOR A SOLID INVESTMENT ? Cleared and fenced in, beautiful lot 3,000v with private en trance, utilities, located in gated community. Km.9.5, Carr. al Salvador, Monte Bello 1; ready for construction. Enjoy overlooking Guatemala City and volcanoes. Will listen to oers, no brokers. Tel: 5385-6620. Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. Buddy Buie

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101 REAL ESTATE Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.Calle del Espritu Santo #37A, La Antigua www.teamantigua.com A promise is a cloud; fulllment is rain. Arabian Proverb Doing things is not the same as getting things done. Jared Silver

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102 Magic Tactic cont. from page 19 Cowgirls of Tactic Cofrada house in TacticMen carry a 100-pound sack of corn on their backs as they run up to the sanctuary then back down to the town centera feat of unbelievable strength and stamina. Many sacred processions also take place, and special ceremonies are held at the houses of members of the cofrada, the traditional spiritual-political fraternities. Visitors are often welcomed inside and treated with a gourd full of hot, spicy cacao drink, a welcome treat especially if it is cold and the drizzling cheepy-cheepy cloud forest mist is chilling your bones. e annual fair, dedicated to the honor of the local saint, takes place Aug. 12-15. It is a time of celebration with live music concerts in central park, dances, beauty contests and one of the most unusual and exceptional foot races ever to be seen. the side of the mountain. It is possible to camp under the stars here, too. Sitting on a blu above the Valley of Tactic is the Sanctuary of ChiIxim, where the famous gure of the Black Christ is located. Pilgrims from all over Guatemala make their way to this sacred site to venerate the Black Christ, and many miraculous healings are attributed to Him. In front of the sanctuary is a huge cross and pre-Columbian ceremonial site where Maya spiritual guides and shamans come to perform sacred rituals called costumbres. It is all right for visitors to discreetly sit and observe the ceremonies but, as always when we are visitors in a foreign land, discretion should be used when taking photographs. We all want to be treated with respect! Sitting on a bluff above the Valley of Tactic is the Sanctuary of Chi-Ixim, where the famous gure of the Black Christ is located.

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106 advertiser index37 37 37 79 79 75 77 79 77 77 73 71 73 73 79 77 73 74 73 73 75 79 83 87 86 86 87 86 9 93 93 92 92 91 90 92 91 93 93 90 92 92 94 94 89 89 89 89 88LODGING Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes ..................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Novo Hostal ............................................... All Suites El Marqus ............................... Casa Familia Ovalle .................................. El Mesn de Mara .................................... Hostal Luna Repblica ............................ Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Aurora .............................................. Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel Convento Santa Catalina ............. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Galera ......................................... Hotel Nuestra Seora del Rosario ........ Hotel Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel San Rafael ....................................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Balamya .................................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) .................... Hotel Real Santander .............................. Jardines del Lago ..................................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ............. TOSA Resort & Spa ................................... Asociacin Ola Verde ............................... Atelier del Mar .......................................... Cafe Del Sol ................................................ Casa Bella ................................................... Cayman Suites .......................................... Club Isleta de Gaia ................................... Hawaian Paradise ..................................... Hotel Dos Mundos ................................... Hotel Honolulu ......................................... Hotel Pez de Oro ....................................... Hotel Playa Plana ...................................... Hotel y Restaurante Portono .............. La Palma B&B ............................................ Hotel Ecolgico y Rest. Mon ami .......... Hotel Posada Don Antonio .................... Amatique Bay ........................................... El Tortugal .................................................. Hacienda Tijax ........................................... Hotel Catamaran ...................................... Casa Doa Mercedes ...............................RESAURANTS / BARS 16 A Sur ....................................................... 39 Azul ......................................................... ABC del Caf ............................................... Asados de Antigua ................................... Bagel Barn ................................................... Caf Condesa ............................................. Caf La Sin Ventura .................................. Casa Escobar .............................................. Chez Christophe ........................................ Chocomuseo Caf ..................................... Cookies, Etc ................................................ Degustaantigua.com ............................... Doa Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ El Rincn del Conquistador .................... El Sabor del Tiempo .................................. Epicure ......................................................... Fridas Mexican Cuisine ............................ Fusion .......................................................... La Cenicienta .............................................. La Cuevita de Urquizu .............................. La Fonda de la Calle Real ......................... La Pea del Sol Latino .............................. Las Palmas .................................................. Lava Restaurant ......................................... Le Fromage ................................................. Los Tres Tiempos ........................................ Mesn Panza Verde ................................... Monoloco .................................................... Ni Fu Ni Fa ................................................... Ocelot .......................................................... Personajes .................................................. Pitaya Juice Bar ......................................... Rainbow Caf ............................................. Ubis Sushi ................................................... Vivero y Caf La Escalonia ....................... Ca De Fiori .............................................. Monoloco .................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ....................... Finca San Ricardo ...................................... Hotel Villa Fatima ...................................... Restaurante Chichoy ................................ Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................ Trattoria La Nonna .................................... Finca La Loma ........................................... Posada Del ngel ..................................... Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza ..................... Equinoccio ................................................. 68 67 69 68 62 61 67 7 62 62 67 62 60 63 63 57 65 68 68 68 69 59 62 67 63 59 61 53 68 63 67 61 57 69 65 35 35 35 35 35 78 95 95 95 95 95 78 78 88 88 94HEALTH SERVICES Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Emergency Services ................................... Antrionika Insurance ............................... Antiguas Gym .............................................. Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... Clinicas de la Cruz ....................................... Clnicas Ovalle .............................................. Clnica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... Farmacia Ivori .............................................. Gail Terzuola ................................................. Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ House of Health Sta. Luca ........................ LOrganica ..................................................... Optyma Esthetics ....................................... Optyma Visin y Moda .............................. Skin Medika ................................................. Soldent .......................................................... Vet-Pro ...........................................................REAL ESTATEBarrio de Antonelli ..................................... Carstens S.A. ................................................. Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes ............. CityMax Real Estate .................................... Real Estate in Antigua ............................... REMAX Colonial ........................................... Solutions Antigua .......................................TRAVEL / TOURS Adventure Travel ......................................... Antigua Tours ............................................... Circo del Aire Zipline .................................. Filadela Coee Adventure ...................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Maya Trails .................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... Natur-A Travel .............................................. Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Turansa .......................................................... Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Finca El Zapote ............................................ Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Grayline Tours .............................................. La Reunion Golf Resort .............................. Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Sailing Vacation ........................................... Trans Galgos ................................................. Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................SCHOOLS Christian Spanish Academy .....................SERVICES Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz ............................................................... Immigration Services .................................. Transcargo ..................................................... Union Church ............................................... Aero Casillas Online Shopping ................. Antigua FM ................................................... El Chucho Feliz .............................................. Enmarcados El Arcangel ............................ Frank Salon .................................................... Fumigadora Antigua ................................... Funky Monkey .............................................. Golden Studio ............................................... Great Parks ..................................................... La Quiniela del Nio .................................... Moviestar ....................................................... Simoon Scooters .......................................... Valhalla Macadamia Farm ..........................SHOPS. Bernina (Sewing Center) ............................ House & Green ...................... inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ........................................... Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ Super Verduras .............................................. Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... Ay Robot Comics .......................................... Casa de los Gigantes ................................... Casa Del Tejido .............................................. Colibr ............................................................. 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